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Archbold man sentenced on multiple sex charges.

An Archbold man was recently sentenced to 46 months in prison in Defiance County and Wood County on multiple sex charges. According to the Bryan Times, Michael J. Vasko, 41, previously pleaded guilty to two counts of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and two counts of importuning, all fifth-degree felonies, …

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Hicksville Board of Education approves five-year forecast.

Hicksville Exempted Village Schools Board of Education approved its five-year forecast at its meeting this week. According to Treasurer/CFO Mike Ruen, the district is projected to operate in the black in four of the five years with the one exception being fiscal year 2027 operating $36,261 in the red.  

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Savannah Ann Sue Finch, Infant

Savannah Ann-Sue Finch was sent to Heaven on May 9, 2024.  The daughter of Bradley and Megan Finch; sibling to Destiney Kittle, Charity Finch, Harmony Finch, Samuel Finch and Alexander Finch; granddaughter to Jerry (Karen) Tressler, Bill (Darla) Armstrong, Joyce Finch and Richard (Nancy) Ashbaugh; niece to Joshua (Elayne) Tressler, …

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Joshua Andrew Ladd, 14

Joshua A. Ladd, age 14, of Bryan passed away Sunday, May 19, 2024 as the result of an ATV accident.  Josh was an 8th grade student at Fairview Middle School.  He had planned to play football and join FFA next year at Fairview High School.  Josh loved music.  He almost …

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Police investigating a former Defiance teacher for an alleged “inappropriate relationship” with a student.

Police are investigating a former Defiance teacher for an alleged “inappropriate relationship” with a student, district Superintendent Robert Morton said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. Morton says Defiance City Schools were made aware of the allegations against Andrew Coressel and “took swift action to investigate these allegations and confront [him].” …

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Defiance man arrested this week on a rape charge.

A Defiance man was arrested this week on a rape charge alleging that he engaged in sexual conduct with a child. Manuel Canales, 24 was arrested last Wednesday afternoon by the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office and charged with rape, a first-degree felony. Canales made an initial appearance Friday in Defiance …

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Householder to be arraigned from prison on new felony counts.

Former Republican Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder will be arraigned from federal prison on the 10 new felony counts recently brought against him by the state, as revelations mount surrounding the scandal that landed him there. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Brendan Sheehan this week agreed to allow Householder …

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Parade in Bryan set for Monday.

There are a number of ceremonies and parades around Williams County set for Monday to honor U.S. veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice. In Bryan, A parade will begin at 9:15 a.m. at the Goodwill parking lot and proceed to Fountain Grove Cemetery for a ceremony featuring the Bryan High …

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One of the most poisonous plants slowly spreading throughout Ohio.

Poison hemlock, one of the most poisonous plants known to man, is now in its flowering period and has been slowly spreading throughout Ohio. This plant tends to grow alongside bike pathways, near park edges and fields, in ditches, meadows and dense colonies near the freeway. It is most common …

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Matt J. Crommer, 68

Matt J. Crommer, 68, of Camden, Michigan passed away at his home on Sunday, May 19, 2024.  He was born on April 9, 1956 in Wauseon, Ohio to Charles L. and Sue A. Crommer.  Matt was a machinist at M&S in Hudson, Michigan and worked for Schaedler & Son Trucking, …

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Lynnette J. Diaz, 71

Lynnette J. Diaz, age 71, of Bryan, Ohio passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.  Lynnette was a devoted and active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bryan.  She was the choir and bell-choir director for several years.  She also enjoyed knitting, …

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Judy Joyce Sawyer, 79

Judy Joyce Sawyer, age 79, of Edon, Ohio passed away Sunday, May 19, 2024, at CHP hospice in Defiance, Ohio. Judy was a graduate of Fayette High School and worked for several grocery stores as a cashier for over thirty years. Judy was also a devoted wife and mother; working …

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Shirley Ann Lowe, 81

Shirley Ann Lowe, 81, of Hicksville, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at Vancrest of Hicksville. Shirley was born December 12, 1942, in Taft, California, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary (Bukey) Probst.  Shirley married Glenn S. Lowe on December 12, 1989, in Hicksville, and he survives. Shirley …

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Defiance County Memorial Day events.

Many Memorial Day events are scheduled throughout the area this coming holiday weekend. The following is a list of most of those in area counties. Defiance County • Riverview Memory Gardens and Garden Mausoleums, 29231 Defiance County Road 424, will get things started at 10 a.m. Saturday with a ceremony …

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